John Stuart Hay – 60 years in Royal Arch Freemasonry

John Stuart Hay – 60 years in Royal Arch Freemasonry

At the January Convocation of High Barnet First Principals Nº8746, the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, Comp James Sharpley, presented E Comp John Stuart Hay with his certificate marking his 60 years’ distinguished service to the Holy Royal Arch.   Before the presentation of the certificate, the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, Comp James Sharpley gave an oration of E Comp John’s career in the Craft and Holy Royal Arch. E Comp John was initiated into Harringay…

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Royal Arch Province of Hertfordshire Away Weekend

Royal Arch Province of Hertfordshire Away Weekend

Friday – Sunday, 16th– 18thNovember 2018   It had been some years since the Royal Arch Province of Hertfordshire had hosted a social away weekend and so the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent and Executive took the decision to resurrect another occasion in our social calendar. The weekend was hosted at the Queens Hotel in Bournemouth and was attended by over 80 Companions and their guests. They were treated to first class dining and service alongside…

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Closure of Phocas Chapter Nº 9295

Closure of Phocas Chapter Nº 9295

Thursday 6th September 2018 After a year of debate over the future of Phocas Chapter Nº 9295, the members eventually decided that it had no future and that it would reluctantly surrender its Charter in consequence of that decision. On Thursday 6 th September 2018, the Deputy Grand Superintendent, E Comp David Hampton accompanied by the 2 nd Provincial Grand Principal, E Comp Paul Blakemore, the 3 rd Provincial Grand Principal, E Comp Phillip Masters,…

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Most Excellent Grand Superintendent’s Address 2018

Most Excellent Grand Superintendent’s Address 2018

Monday 5th November 2018 Companions all, I bid you a hearty welcome to the Provincial Convocation, especially to the Principals of the Chapters, it is good to see you supporting the Province with your attendance. Also, to those that I have had the pleasure of appointing to and promoting in Provincial Grand Rank. Of course, it is my duty as always to make these awards in appreciation of your past services in the Royal Arch…

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Royal Arch Province of Hertfordshire Annual Convocation 2018

Royal Arch Province of Hertfordshire Annual Convocation 2018

On Monday 5 th November 2018 our Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E Comp James Sharpley presided over a wonderful convocation attended by 468 Companions of the Province and Guests, including 10 Grand Superintendents from neighbouring Provinces. It was a truly memorable occasion when 35 Companions received either a re-appointment, appointment or promotion to active rank and 67 Companions received promotions in or were appointed to past rank. The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent re-appointed and invested…

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Provincial Officers, Principals & Scribe’s Luncheon

Provincial Officers, Principals & Scribe’s Luncheon

Sunday 7th October 2018 The Annual Luncheon for Active Provincial Officers, Chapter Principals and Scribes was attended by 92 Companions and Guests and hosted at the Cloisters Masonic Centre, Letchworth Garden City. The event was presided over by the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, James Sharpley who commented that it was a delight to see so many guests and members present and thanked them for their support. The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent also thanked the members…

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Afternoon Tea Soiree at Mayflower Place

Afternoon Tea Soiree at Mayflower Place

Royal Arch Province of Hertfordshire Afternoon Tea Soiree at Mayflower Place, Hertingfordbury Sunday 24 th June 2018 On a sunny and warm Sunday afternoon in June this year, Mayflower Place, Hertingfordbury hosted a fully subscribed afternoon tea on behalf the Royal Arch in Hertfordshire. This is the 2nd year that the event has been run and proved again to be a great success. The attendees were not only presented with an array of delicious sandwiches,…

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Supreme Grand Chapter – New Appointments & Promotion

Supreme Grand Chapter – New Appointments & Promotion

At the meeting of Supreme Grand Chapter on Thursday 26th April 2018, three new appointments and one promotion was afforded to four recipients that had been submitted to the Appointments and Promotions Board by the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E Comp James Sharpley for their consideration earlier in the year. At the meeting E Comp Paul Blakemore, Second Provincial Grand Principal was promoted from PGStdB to PAGSoj and E Comp’s David Broomer, Assistant Provincial Grand…

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East Hertfordshire Lodge & Chapter – The First Exaltee in 77 Years

East Hertfordshire Lodge & Chapter – The First Exaltee in 77 Years

On 16 th April, East Hertfordshire Chapter was re-united with its sponsor, East Hertfordshire Lodge, when its current secretary, W. Bro. Tom Day was exalted into the Holy Royal Arch and East Hertfordshire Chapter in particular. As was pointed out at the centenary meeting of the Chapter last November, no one knows why members of the East Hertfordshire Lodge stopped being exalted in to its own Chapter but that is precisely what happened when the…

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Bissei Chapter No6563 Installation Convocation

Bissei Chapter No6563 Installation Convocation

The Deputy Grand Superintendent and the Provincial team pictured above attending the meeting of Bissei Chapter No. 6563 on Tuesday 13th February for its Installation meeting at Halsey Hall, Watford. Pictured above, the MEZ E Comp Malcolm Spinage, H -E Comp Andrew Osborn and J – E Comp Michael Pilszak together with some of the members of the Chapter. The installation ceremony was conducted in fine style by E Comp Ray Curd. Following the meeting,…

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